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Anzac Centenary

Anzac Centenary

What we can support

Anzac Centenary grants can help communities share and record their stories and experiences of the First World War.

Between 2014 and 2018, Australia commemorates 100 years since our involvement in the First World War. The Centenary is an opportunity to remember the contribution of the original Anzacs, and all Australian service personnel, in war and peace keeping efforts.

These grants are offered during the Centenary period.

 Application Form

What we can support:

  • History projects
  • Documented research
  • Oral histories
  • Interpretation of images, artefacts and exhibitions
  • Events

The above areas of support may focus on different aspects of WA War history, for example; Aboriginal service men and women, post-war migration to WA, prisoners of War from WA or the impact of war on women.

What we look for:

  • Benefit of the project to the Western Australian community
  • Evidence of historical integrity and significance
  • Evidence of broader community interest in the project
  • Planning that indicates that the project will be completed within the Anzac Centenary commemoration period (2014 – 2018)
  • Evidence of consultation with relevant stakeholders and community support
  • Adherence with conservation practices and standards (if applicable)

Documents we need:

  • A completed Lotterywest Grant Application Form
  • Your latest Annual Report if you have one, or AGM minutes if you don’t and the most recent audited financial statements
  • A copy of your Constitution
  • Two written quotes for items over $3,000; a written estimate, advertised price, or one written quote for items under $3,000 (low value, miscellaneous items can be grouped together to $1,000)
  • A project budget (including salary costs)
  • A draft manuscript and plan for the materials preservation and archiving (if relevant)

If your grant application is for an event we will also need the following:

  • An overview of the event program
  • A project budget (that points out what Lotterywest support is requested for)
  • An event management plan including your risk management strategy, and evaluation plan (relative to the size and nature of the event)

If your group is unincorporated, there are other things we need from you. Please refer to what we need.

Further resources:

Lotterywest website:

External websites:

External websites (events):

External websites (heritage services)

inContact - Online directory of businesses offering heritage services in WA.

Legal Deposit in Western Australia

Under the Legal Deposit Regulations 2013, publishers are required to deposit copies of their publications with the State Library of Western Australia. This system of Legal Deposit ensures that works of authors and publishers will be preserved for present and future generations.

The Regulations apply to publications published in Western Australia, by a person who is a resident of WA, or whose principle place of business is in WA. A publication is any work that has been made available to the public and can be in any format: a book, newspaper, journal, pamphlet, map, printed music, film, CD, DVD, computer disk or other device.

For more information, visit the State Library of Western Australia website

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